Saami history blog to open hearts by Lars-Nila Lasko

The aim of this blog is to be a small light in the darkness and try to spread information about Saami history. It is the purpose of the blog.

But, this blog also has another purpose! I have started this blog to help myself to answer a lots’ of questions that I get about Saami law and Saami history.

Another purpose of the blog is to create interest in Saami history. Hopefully this blog will inspire others to study, read, discuss, and maybe start blogging about Saami history, Saami Culture and Saami traditions!

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Lars-Nila Lasko

But, this blog has also a deeper purpose.

There is a strong intolerance towards the Saami people in the north of Scandinavia. Opening the daily newspapers of north, reading Facebook or blogs you’ll soon discover how widespread intolerance is.

Hopefully this blog will be a small contribution to the understanding and respect for the Saami and Saami culture. Hopefully this blog will  increase tolerance to and open the hearts.

Sámi history is part of the Nordic countries’ history or vice versa. We have lived side by side for a very long time. For a long time, interaction and exchange of words, culture, religion and much more happened. Despite there is an intolerance of the Saami. I refuse to believe that it is widespread. But, in fact, there is intolerance towards the Saami people.

I believe and hope that if one explains the Saami Peoples long history of Lapland, this may increase the understanding of Saami culture and traditions.

I believe and hope that if one explains Saami history and the foundations of the Saami right to land and water, this can increase the understanding of Saami rights.

I believe and hope that if one explains the Saami Peoples long history in Lapland can help understanding the Saami language and language rights.

In addition to the above there is also a further object with this history blog. It has to do with the counterweight to do in today’s historical debate about the Saami Rights. I explain in more about this the next blog post.

 

Lars-Nila Lasko

Guhkkin davvin Dávggáid vuolde sabmá suolggai Sámieanan

 

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